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February 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has won a 10-year, C$640 million ($630.9 million) contract for support and service for the Canadian Forces’ fleet of CH146 Griffons. The CH146 optimized...
February 1, 2012
SIMMAD has contracted Safran Group subsidiary, Sagem, to provide life-cycle support for Strix sighting systems on the...
February 1, 2012
AgustaWestland has delivered the final British Army Lynx AH Mk9A. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has handed over the last Lynx AH Mk9A to...
February 1, 2012
The Brazilian Armed Forces has a total of 47 more Eurocopter EC725s on order. Eurocopter Eurocopter subsidiary, Helibras, has reached an agreement to provide parts...
February 1, 2012
The EADS board of directors has elected Sean O’Keefe as chair- man of the board. The EADS North America CEO will replace the retiring Ralph Crosby. O’Keefe served as vice president of the technology infrastructure sector of General Electric before being appointed CEO of EADS in 2009. Fargo, N.D.-based Spectrum Aeromed has hired Michael Gallagher as vice president and project manager. He will...
February 1, 2012
Canada-based CAE has received a number of recent military and civil contracts totaling more than C$100 million ($99 million). The Department of National Defence in Canada...
February 1, 2012
Spanish Air Force AS332B behind one of the international extraction forces. The fifth gathering of European international military aircrews that were seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in personnel recovery techniques met at the Albacete airbase in Spain from October 14-26, 2011 under the auspices of the European Air Group. This was the annual Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization...
February 1, 2012
The U.S. Navy has begun using its first virtual reality training device, a Sikorsky MH-60S aircrew virtual environmental trainer (AVET). MH-60S and HH-60H crew members will...
February 1, 2012
Lt. Col. Edward Vedder using an AH-64D Apache Block III simulator at Boeing’s facility in Mesa, Ariz. The U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division, part of the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, has become the first unit to fly the Boeing Apache Block III. Pilots flying the Block III, which features 26 new technological upgrades, will receive three...
February 1, 2012
With Afghanistan already in the drawdown stages in the minds of politicians, the challenge ahead for U.S. Army Aviation commanders will be to maintain the quality, capability, volume and performance of the force it has built up since the windfall in spending following the cancellation of the Comanche program. As its commander Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield stated during his opening address at the recent...
January 31, 2012
Kaman Corporation, a leader in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets, announced today that it is transferring the listing of its common stock to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) from the NASDAQ Global Select Market...
January 31, 2012
Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) and Thales Australia have selected the Eurocopter EC135 for a bid on Phase 7, Helicopter Aircrew Training System...
January 31, 2012
The interaction between the U.S. Army aviation leadership and the “great and good” from industry at the AUSA ILW Aviation symposium at National Harbor, Md. came down to a three-way interaction between Boeing’s military aircraft vice president/general manager Phil Dunford, Sikorsky’s president of military systems Phil Maurer, and audience participant (but what a contribution) from...
January 31, 2012
The folks at Boeing concerned with rotorcraft have established a pre-AUSA media lunch in Washington, D.C. The aviation and specialist press are invited to hear summaries on the OEM’s rotorcraft performance in 2011 and an outlook for 2012 from U.S. Army program managers that participate. David Koopersmith, vice president of attack helicopter programs, began by saying that 50 aircraft had been...
January 30, 2012
Photo by Anthony Pecchi and Eurocopter Eurocopter has handed over the first NH90 TTH to the General Directorate for Armament (DGA). The French...
January 25, 2012
Sikorsky Aerospace Services has reached an agreement with Danish Aerotech that opens discussions to launch a maritime helicopter logistics support facility in...
January 24, 2012
Eurocopter generated a record high annual turnover in 2011 as the company benefited from long-term strategies of investing in innovation to keep its helicopter product line at the forefront, growing the international footprint, developing services...
January 19, 2012
AgustaWestland subsidiary PZL-Swidnik has inked an agreement with the Polish Ministry of National Defence to...
January 19, 2012
Swedish security and defense company Saab AB (SAAB- B.SK) said Wednesday it has...
January 17, 2012
Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky has named 35 companies that will take part in producing two prototype S-97 Raiders for U.S. military evaluation. The Raider program will be self-funded by Sikorsky and the companies. Suppliers for the aircraft’s structures include Aurora, Cytec, East/West...
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